Snakes in lakes.

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Meet Geoffrey, he lives by our compost bin. But because he's french his name is pronounced Joffroi....

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Joffré!

And I once wrote someones name like that, had known the guy for a couple of years, could not believe that his prénom was actually Geoffrey.

I have been told by repeated people that there is another English person in the village, all of them have called him Monsieur Egg, any guesses as to what his surname really is?

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Shelley?

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O'Malley?

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Egg?

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Noisette wrote:
Sun Aug 18, 2019 10:53 pm
Got to be Haig or Hague
1st prize :good:

I think its Haigh.

Be really funny if his first name is Howard :D

Could be worse, have you heard how they pronounce Knight?

Kin eedjit :lol:

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Un train peut cacer un autre. Sounds slightly rude. Perhaps that why they still have an H

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That phrase always gets me scratching my head, why do they put an "en" in it? Surely it's superfluous?

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The “en” replaces the non existant train at the end of the phrase. It should read “un train peut cacher un autre TRAIN” to be correct in french, but it doesn’t....

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Catrose wrote:
Mon Aug 19, 2019 12:45 pm
The “en” replaces the non existant train at the end of the phrase. It should read “un train peut cacher un autre TRAIN” to be correct in french, but it doesn’t....
No, the correct French is "un train peut en cacher un autre".
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